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Lloyd, Pauline 

Hillsborough Methodist Church 



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History of the 

Hillsborough 

Methodist Church 



1807-1961 



Hillsborough, N. C. 
1961 



Hillsborough 
Methodist Churc 

1807-196 



Edited by: Pauline 0. Lloyd and 
Allen A. Lloyd 



History Committee : 

1. Miss Rebecca Liner 

2. Mrs. Virginia Gattis 

3. Allen A. Lloyd, Chairman 



Digitized by the Internet Archive 
in 2013 



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deemer's praise, affected me 

much. ... 

"Tuesday, 19. I remain in New 
York. I have not yet the thing 
which I seek— a circulation of 
preachers, to avoid partiality and 

popularity "However, I am 

fixed to the Methodist plan. . . . 

Thursday, 22. My brethren 
seem unwilling to leave the cities, 
but I think I will show them the 
way. ... "I am determined that no 
man shall bias me with soft words 
and fair speeches ... but 
whomsoever I please or displease, I 
will be faithful to God, to the 
people, and to my own soul. . . . 

"Maryland, Lord's day, September 
1, 1776. I rode to Gunpowder- 
Neck, and preached twice. My soul 
was exceedingly happy in God, 
both in preaching and meeting the 
class. ... But alas! we hear of 
bloodshed and slaughter. Many 
immortal souls are driven to 
eternity by the bloody sword. This 
is a grief to my soul! Lord, scatter 
them that delight in war, and thirst 
for human blood! It is well for the 
righteous that this is not their 
home. 



"February 23, 1779. I have lately 
been impressed with a deep 
concern for bringing about the 
freedom of the slaves in America, 
and feel resolved to do what I can 

to promote it I am strongly 

persuaded that if the Methodists 
will not yield on this point and 
emancipate their slaves, God will 
depart from them. 

"February 11, 1791 ... "I have 
served the church upward of 
twenty-five years in Europe and 
America. All the property I have 
gained is two old horses, the 
constant companions of my toil, 6 
if not 7,000 miles every year. When 
we have no ferry-boats, they swim 
the rivers. As to clothing, I am 
nearly the same as at first [none!]; 
neither have I silver, nor gold, nor 
any property. . . . 

"I soar, indeed, but it is over 
the tops of the highest mountains 
[in the Alleghenies] we have, 
which may vie with the Alps. I 
creep sometimes upon my hands 
and knees up the slippery ascent. 
... I have lived long enough to be 
loved and hated, to be admired 
and feared. 



Next week: No Prayer Books, Gowns, or Bands 

Methodist Minutes, compiled and written by 
Walter N. Vernon 

American Methodist Bicentennial Subscription Service 
© 1984 by Abingdon Press, Nashville, Tennessee. Lrtho In USA. B2841 



February 5, 1984 

METHODIST MINUTES 



IN CELEBRATION OE THE AMERICAN METHODIST BICENTENNIAL 

From Francis Asbury's 
Diary 




O, 



'n the 7th of August, 1771, 
the [Methodist] Conference began 
at Bristol, in England. ... It was 
proposed that some preachers 
should go over to the American 
continent. I . . . made an offer of 
myself. It was accepted by Mr. 
Wesley and others. . . . "From Bris- 
tol I went home to acquaint my 
parents with my great undertak- 
ing. . . . They consented to let me 
go 

"On Wednesday, September 4, 
we set sail from a port near 
Bristol. . . . 

"Tuesday, 12. I will set down a 
few things that lie on my mind. 
Whither am I going? To the New 
World. What to do? To gain hon- 



our? No, if I know my own heart. 
To get money? No: I am going to 
live to God, and to bring others to 
do so. 

"I feel my spirit bound to the 
New World, and my heart united 
to the people, though unknown. 
. . . The more troubles I meet with, 
the more convinced I am that I am 
doing the will of God. 

"October 27. This day we land- 
ed in Philadelphia, where we were 
directed to the house of one Mr. 
Francis Harris, who kindly enter- 
tained us in the evening and 
brought us to a large church [St. 
George's], where we met with a 
considerable congregation. Brother 
[Joseph] Pilmoor preached. The 
people . . . bidding ... us wel- 
come with fervent affection, and re- 
ceiving us as angels of God. 

"Tuesday, 12. I preached at 
New York to a large 
congregation. . . . 

"The Lord's day, 17, I found a 
day of rest to my soul. ... I feel a 
regard for the people: and I think 
the Americans are more ready to 
receive the word than the English; 
and to see the poor negroes so af- 
fected is pleasing, to see their sable 
countenances in our solemn as- 
semblies, and to hear them sing 
with cheerful melody their dear Re- 



washed the building with her own 
hands. Within two years, at least a 
thousand hearers were crowding 
in — and around — Wesley Chapel, 
later renamed John Street Church. 

Barbara was only one of the 
many women who helped to 
strengthen the Wesleyan movement 
in America. Though women were 
not allowed to join the conference 
as ministers, they ministered in 
many ways. 

Sister S. Copeland in 1841 
asked the Scioto Conference 
(United Brethren) to allow her to 
teach, preach, and exhort. The 
conference was not willing to go on 
record in this fashion, but advised 
her to exercise her gifts as she was 
able in promoting the cause of 
Christ on earth. 

The same conference two years 
later was not as generous toward 
Sister L. P. Clemens, claiming that 
it thought the gospel did not 
authorize women ministers. In 1847 
the White River Conference (United 
Brethren) gave half a loaf to 
Charity Opherel. They granted her 
freedom to engage in public 
speaking, but did not include her 
among the recognized preachers. 

Asbury certainly recognized the 
important place women have in 
relation to religion and the church. 
When he sent a Prayer Book to 



General Washington in 1786, he 
also included one for Mrs. 
Washington. He knew that sensible 
wives were a real help to their 
husbands. He wrote to Nelson 
Reed, presiding elder in 1795 of the 
Baltimore District, "Dear Sister 
Reed will play the soft counter of 
love and tender feelings when you 
are a little rough." 

None of the strands now in 
The United Methodist Church 
accepted women in ministerial roles 
in the earlier years, in spite of their 
obvious talents and willingness to 
serve the church. By a twist of fate, 
the chief means of preaching the 
gospel then — itinerant circuit 
riding — was necessarily a male 
function. 

Earl Kent Brown has pointed 
out that active as women might be 
in local situations, "the circuit rider 
ministry was ill-conceived for a 
woman. Even in England, travel by 
a woman alone was dangerous. In 
America, where the distances were 
greater and the trails marked 
poorly, if at all, a woman could not 
travel as did the circuit riders 
without risk of life and limb, on 
the one hand, or without so 
staining her reputation as to 
destroy her ministry, on the 
other." 



Next week: From Francis Asbury's Diary 

Methodist Minutes, compiled and written by 
Walter N. Vernon 



American Methodist Bicentennial Subscription Service 
1984 by Abingdon Press, Nashville, Tennessee. Litho in USA. B1845 



A 



January 29, 1984 



METHODIST MINUTES 



in (:ku-:bration()j- tih: AMERICAN METHODIST bicentennial 



Barbara Heck 
Starts a Church 




X he first Methodist society 
(or church) in New York was or- 
ganized as a result of the dedica- 
tion — and determination — of Bar- 
bara Heck, an Irish immigrant to 
America, who wasn't really Irish 
but of German descent. 

She joined the Methodists in 
Limerick, Ireland, and came to 
New York in 1760 with a group of 
relatives. 

One day in 1766 Barbara found 
some of the men of the family 
playing cards in her own kitchen. 
She seized the cards, threw them 
into the fire, and warned them 
about their careless and unworthy 
habits. Then she went to see Philip 
Embury, her cousin and a Method- 



ist local preacher, declaring, "You 
must preach to us or we shall all 
go to hell together, and God will 
require our blood at your hands." 

"But I have no place to preach 
and no congregation," he pointed 
out. 

"Preach here in your own 
house," Barbara answered," and I 
will see to the congregation." 

The next day Barbara had a 
congregation: her black servant, 
Betty, the Heck's hired man, John 
Lawrence, her husband, Paul, her- 
self, and presumably Mrs. Embury. 
Embury continued preaching, re- 
newed his local preacher's license, 
and soon the service had to be 
moved to a larger space. He organ- 
ized a Methodist society that was 
later called Wesley Chapel. In 1767 
Captain Thomas Webb, an officer 
in the English army who had 
fought at Quebec, joined the so- 
ciety and soon enlivened the con- 
gregations with the eloquence of 
his preaching. Webb and Embury 
soon were preaching three times a 
week to large audiences. 

Barbara Heck urged the build- 
ing of a chapel, and Webb and Em- 
bury joined in. The latter, being a 
carpenter, constructed the pulpit 
himself and on October 30, 1768, 
dedicated it. Barbara Heck white- 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Page 

Preface v 

Introductory vii 

Methodists 1 

J. Filmore — preached first Methodist sermon in N. C 1 

Bishop Asbury visit 1 

First Methodist Conference 1 

North Carolina Circuit divided into three circuits 1 

Roanoke 1 

Tar River 1 

New Hope 1 

Pastors that served New Hope Circuit 2 

Pastors that served Haw River Circuit 4 

1797 — New Hope Circuit changed to Haw River 4 

Pastors seiwing Hillsborough Methodist Church 1837-1961 4 

Francis Asbury 5 

Pastors — Biography 6 

H. P. Cole 6 

B. F. Guthrie 6 

Alexander Raven 6 

J. T. Harris 6 

N. F. Reid 6 

L. E. Thompson 6 

J. G. Nelson 7 

W. H. Puckett 7 

William Barringer 7 

W. H. Bobbitt 7 

D. N. Caviness 7 

J. H. Wheeler 7 

J. 0. Guthrie 7 

Thomas M. Grant 7 

James M. Lowder 7 



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J. M. Ormond 7 

J. L. Smith 7 

F. A. Lupton 9 

A.J. Parker 9 

S. F. Nicks 9 

J. V. Early 10 

C. S. Hubbard 12 

W. L. Maness 12 

A. M. Williams 12 

W. A. Seawell 12 

S. T. Kimbrough 12 

Hillsborough Methodist Church Organized 1807 13 

First Church 13 

Deed from Dr. James Webb 1-1 

Hillsborough Methodist Church— 1859 14 

Deed from H. N. Brown 14 

Built by Capt. John Berry 15 

Board of Stewards 1 5 

New Methodist Church dedicated October 1861 15 

The Bible— 1860 16 

First Parsonage— 1891 1 6 

Second Parsonage — 1903 16 

Present Parsonage (1957-1958) 17 

Sunday School (1908-1909) 17 

Miss Carrie Dunn, Treasurer 17 

Membership Methodist Church— Hillsborough (1910) ' 18 

Mr. "Speck" Faucette, Treasurer 18 

Hillsborough Charge consisted of seven churches 21 

Choir Director, Organist, and Pianist that give their service 

free of charge 25 

Superintendents of Sunday School (1900-1961) 28 

Sunday School Teachers (1900-1961) 28 

Enrollment Hillsborough Methodist Church (1961) 28 

Several places that were found on a map of Hillsborough, found 

in papers of John L. Bailey (U.N.C. Library) 31 

1852-1881 Statistics .■ 32 

iv 



PREFACE 

This book was conceived, written and pub- 
lished in a period of about ten months. Such ac- 
complishment would have been impossible with- 
out the fine spirit of cooperation from Miss 
Rebecca Liner, Mr. James Cheshire, Sr., Mr. R. 
R. Hooker, Mr. E. M. Lynch, Mr. A. H. Graham, 
Mrs. Gladys Coley, Mr. Dalton Loftin, Mrs. Kath- 
ryn Knight, Mrs. S. F. Nicks, Dr. H. W. Moore, 
Mrs. Virginia Gattis, Mrs. Lucy Mayfield Gattis 
(Washington, D. C), Mrs. Pauline Lloyd, Miss 
Evelyn Lloyd, Dr. C, E. Maddry, Mr. J. Clyde 
Ray, Rev. S. T, Kimbrough, Jr., and others. 

The history was prepared and read at the ob- 
servance of the 100th anniversary of the present 
church building of "The Hillsborough Methodist 
Church" (Oct. 1961). 



INTRODUCTORY 



Hillsborough Methodist Church was organized about 1807. It belonged 
to the Haw River Circuit. The first preaching services were held in the 
old courthouse. 

The Hillsborough community was first served by the Methodist Min- 
isters assigned to the Brunswick Circuit. North Carolina Circuit was 
formed May 21, 1776 — from Virginia. A map of N. C, 1780, gives the four 
circuits: West — Yadkin Circuit; Central — New Hope Circuit; East — Tar 
River Circuit (Raleigh) ; North-East — Roanoke Circuit. 

Hillsborough (1779) was in the New Hope Circuit. Later Hillsborough 
Methodist Church was made a member of the newly formed Raleigh Dis- 
trict. In 1866 the Hillsborough District was formed. 

The first church was built of wood and bought from Dr. James Webb, 
Feb. 1823. located on or near the property now owned by Mrs. Odell Clay- 
ton. The second church was built by Capt. John Berry. The land was sold 
to the church by H. N. Brown in year 1859. 

The Bible in the church was printed at the University Press, Oxford, 
London, England; sold by E. Gardner and Son, Oxford Bible Warehouse. 
Written on the Bible is as follows: Methodist Episcopal Church, Hills- 
borough, N. C, 1860. 

The parsonage was bought April 13, 1891, from Mr. C. M. Parks. It 
was located on the land now owned by Mr. S. Strudwick. The second par- 
sonage was bought from James Webb, son of Dr. James Webb, April 30, 
1903. The lot No. 94. It was remodeled about 1920 and a second story was 
added. The present parsonage was built in the years 1957-58. The dedica- 
tion service on Sunday, March 9. 1958, at 3 P.M. 

Dr. James Webb sold the first church and land to the Hillsborough 
Methodist Church, 1823. Dr. Webb's son sold the -fe*s* parsonage to the 
church. ***S - 

Dr. James Webb came here from Granville County. James Webb was 
the son of Dr. James Webb, grandfather of Mr. Jim Cheshire. Mr. James 
Webb was the father of three sons, John Cox Webb, Brown Webb and James 
Webb (died young). Dr. James Webb also had another son, Mr. Thomas 
Webb. He married Robina Norwood, 1854. To them were born nine chil- 
dren. Two of them were James Webb and Thomas Webb. James Webb 
married Annie Bond, 1902. He was the president of Eno Cotton Mills in 
Hillsborough. To them were born four children. One of his sons was James 
Webb, now connected with Cone Mills. Mr. James Webb married Margaret 
Raney of Raleigh. Mr. Thomas Webb's other son was Thomas Webb (1871- 
1939). First married Isabella Graham (1904). To them were born Thomas 
Webb and John Graham Webb. John G. Webb married Mary Leigh, Hills- 
borough, N. C. Two children: Isabella Webb and John G. Webb. John Gra- 
ham Webb's father was a prominent textile manufacturer at Concord, N. C. 
John S. Webb was descendant of John Wall Norwood and Annabella Giles, 
who were married in 1826 and lived in the old Hogg Home, "Poplar Hill" — 
at which is now called "Occoneechee," near Hillsborough, N. C. Now owned 
by Mr. and Mrs. Harold Culbreth. 

Hillsborough was laid off in 1754 by William Churton on the north 
bank of Eno River. The town contained about four hundred acres of land. 
It was first called Orange, but its name was changed to Corbinton in a 
very short time, for Francis Corbin. On November 20, 1759, it was in- 
corporated under the name of Childsburg. In 1776 the name was changed 
to Hillsborough, complimentary to the Earl of Hillsborough. 

The only church in the town, at this period, stood on the site of the 



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present Presbyterian Church. It was erected by persons of the "Episcopal 
persuasion." In 1784 it was made a school and free meeting' house, with the 
preference given to Episcopal ministers. Later, it was made famous as the 
place at which the first State convention — to consider the proposed Fed- 
eral Constitution — met, July 21, 1788. 

Within the mile-square of the Town of Hillsborough, there has been 
as many as eight churches, as follows: 

1. First Baptist Church. Organized on November 19, 1853. 

2. Mount Bright Baptist Church. Organized 1866. The land was 
p-iven by the widow of the Hon. William A. Graham, Governor of North 
Carolina, 1845. 

3. St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. Organized Aug. 24, 1824. The 
land was given by Chief Justice Thomas Ruffin. 

4. Mebane Chapel. Organized in 1913. Church was erected in 1914. 
Land obtained from Abe and Annie B. Mebane. 

5. Hillsborough Methodist Church. Organized in 1807. 

6. Dickerson's Chapel AME Church. Organized in 1851. 

7. Hillsborough Presbyterian Church. Organized in 1816. 

8. Presbyterian Church for Colored People was organized in 1877. 

In 1866 the Hillsborough District was formed. Rev. W. H. Bobbitt was 
Presiding Elder. Rev. W. C. Wilson was pastor. 

In 1866 Hillsborough Station consisted of Hillsborough, Cedar Grove, 
Walnut Grove, Lebanon, and New Sharon. 

In 1866 George Laws was chairman of the Board of Stewards; O. 
Hooker was secretary. 

In 1867, George Laws, treasurer, reported on April 28, "The time has 
come when if the people expect to have preaching they must make up 
their minds to pay for it." 

Stewards 1867, Julia A. Hooker, Rebecca Smith, Robert Faucette, H. N. 
Brown, D. D. Phillips, Lavmisia Phillips, George Laws, I. R. Gattis, H. L. 
Owm, V. B. Turrentine, Olivia Brown, Laura Brown, I. Hedgpeth, Mary 
E. Phillips, Rosa Hedgpeth, Cicero Faucette, Edwin L. Brown, 0. Hooker. 
Mary Hooker and D. A. Robinson. 

Church Library begun around 1868 — many secular and religious books. 
Many books were donated by members of the church and community. Some 
volumes were purchased by Sunday School classes for the library. Books 
from life of Stonewall Jackson to Shakespeare, U. S. Census, and Ben 
FrankMn-Milton's "Paradise Lost." Library Record Book records total of 
937 volumes. Must have been count about early 1870's. 

In 1868, J. G. B. Cooley was librarian. The books were checked in and 
out each Sunday morning. 

Largest number checked out on given Sunday, (68) — Feb. 9, 1868. 

Use of library eventually diminished. The church has now in its pos- 
session only two or three of the original volumes of this large church 
library. 

1861 Jordan Hooker was sexton and was salaried $2.25 a month. 
1867-68 George Laws, Treasurer. 
1869-71 Edwin S. Brown, Treasurer. 

1871 Dr. C. C. Taylor, Treasurer. 

1872 James R. Gattis, Treasurer. 

1873 J. R. Gattis, Treasurer. 

1874 J. R. Gattis, Treasurer. 

1875 J. R. Gattis, Treasurer. 

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1876 J. R. Gattis, Treasurer. 

1877 J. R. Gattis, Treasurer. 

1878 C. C. Taylor, Treasurer. 

1879 C. C. Taylor, Treasurer. 

Amount subscribed for support of Hillsborough Station in 1869 was 
$662. Total amount collected $676.03. 

1880 J. H. Wheeler, Treasurer; also pastor. Pastor's salary $300. 

Hillsborough Recorder, published by Dennis Heartt, 1861, gave the 
appointments of preachers of the N. C, Conference 1861-62. Hillsborough 
Church and Hillsborough Circuit*646s3 J in the Raleigh District; Wm. Bar- 
ringer was the presiding elder. 

At this time the districts were as follows : 

1. Raleigh District, Wm. Barringer. P.E. 

2. Greensborough District. N. F. Reid, P.E. 

3. Salisbury District. Wm. H. Bobbitt, P.E. 

4. Washington District. Ira T. Wyche, P.E. 

5. Newbern District. Wm. Closs, P.E. 

6. Wilmington District. C. F. Deems, P.E. 

7. Fayetteville District. P. Daub, P.E. 



ILLUSTRATIONS 

Page 

First Hillsborough Methodist Church 2 

Hillsborough Methodist Church (1878-1928) 3 

Bishop Asbury 5 

H. P. Cole 5 

J. M. Ormond 8 

S. F. Nicks 8 

J. L. Smith , 8 

J. V. Early 8 

C. S. Hubbard 11 

W. L. Maness 11 

A. M. Williams 11 

W. A. Seawell 12 

S. T. Kimbrough 12 

Methodist Church— 1946 13 

Present Parsonage 16 

First Parsonage 17 

Sanctuary Methodist Church 20 

G. A. Brown 20 

New Sharon Methodist Church 21 

Lebanon Methodist Church 22 

Union Grove Methodist Church 22 

Cedar Grove Methodist Church 23 

Eno Methodist Church 24 

Palmar Grove Methodist Church 25 

Walnut Grove Methodist Church 26 

First Baptist Church 28 

Hillsborough Baptist Church 27 

Presbyterian Church 27 

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church , 27 

R. 0. Forrest 33 

J. L. Brown 33 

J. Sco : : 33 

Mrs. O. L. Thomas 33 

Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Turner 34 

S. M. Ga ttis 34 

J. Clyde Ray 34 

Charlie James ; 34 

•J. B. Midgett 35 

Mr. "Speck" Faucette 35 

Dr. H. W. Moore 35 



References: 

1. The World Book Encyclopedia. 

2. N. C. Conference Historical Society. 

3. The Life of Bishop Asbury, By Herbert Asbury. 

4. History of Methodism in N. C, By W. L. Grissom. 

5. U.N.C. Library (N. C. Room). 

6. Duke University Library — Collection of Documents in 1879. 

7. Register of Deeds Office, Orange County, Hillsborough. N. C. 

(Book No. 20, Page No. 378.) 
(Book No. 57, Pages No. 208-209.) 

8. Treasurer's Book (Hillsborough Methodist Church). (1910). 

9. History of Orange County (By Lefler and Wager). 

10. Letter written by J. L. Harris (November 26, 1874). 

11. News Clipping— 1950. 

12. N. C. Methodist Hand Book (1905). 

13. The Age of Orange (By Ruth Blackwelder) . 

14. Map of Hillsborough (By John L. Bailey). 

15. Happy Valley by Thomas Felix Hickerson. 



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METHODISTS 

In the year 1700 John Wesley founded a new Protestant group. At 
first, it was called the United Society. This was criticized very much. 
Then they called the new group Methodists. It later became the accepted 
title for the denomination. 

In the United States, the Methodist Episcopal Church grew rapidly. 
In 1844, this body split on the question of slavery. The Southern members 
broke away from the main body to form the Methodist Episcopal Church 
South. The Methodist Protestant Church became another branch of the 
main church. Still another division was the Free Methodist Church, which 
insisted upon a return to the simple living and strict practices of earlier 
days. A plan of union was adopted in 1939 by uniting conferences of the 
various Churches. The Methodist Church was formed from a combination 
of the Methodist Protestant Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church 
South. Doctrines of the Church are based on the specific teachings of 
Wesley. 

The government of the Church in America is episcopal, which means 
that it is organized with bishops as its head. The governing body is a 
General Conference which meets once in four years. 

Methodists make up one of the largest of all Protestant groups. They 
are found throughout the world. In the United States more than 8,600,000 
Methodists belong to about 40,000 Churches. One of the first Methodist 
Churches in the United States was constructed in 1768 in New York. 
Robert Strawbridge had built a log cabin church in Maryland about four 
years earlier. (From The World Book Encyclopedia) 

J. Filmore is credited with having preached the first Methodist sermon 
in North Carolina at Currituck Court House in 1772. After the Revolution, 
Francis Asbury worked almost single handed, and a miracle seemed to 
happen. The Methodists alone seemed to prosper more than the other re- 
ligious groups. It developed an amazing strength in small towns and the 
rural areas. 

Methodists were from the outset frankly evangelical and were not re- 
strained by doctrine obstacles from carrying the gospel to rich and poor 
wherever and whenever they could be found. 

Bishop Asbury visited all parts of the state, in about the year 1780. 
He rode seven miles to Hillsborough and preached in the house of Mr. 
Cortney, a tavern, to about 200 people, en Hosea 10:12, "It is time to 
seek the Lord". August 12, 1780, he stated that they were decent and well 
behaved. (From: N. C. Conference Historical Society) 

The first Methodist Conference in America- was held in Philadelphia 
July 1, 1773. Robert Williams was assigned to Petersburg. The revival 
which had already begun, continued throughout the year, and the follow- 
ing year Williams formed the Brunswick Circuit, the first Virginia Circuit. 
The Brunswick Circuit soon extended southward into North Carolina. The 
Hillsboro Community was first served by the Methodist Ministers assigned 
to the Brunswick. 

North Carolina Circuit was formed May 21st, 1776 from Virginia. 
At this Conference there were four new circuits added, which were: Fair- 
fax, Hanover, Pittsylvania, and Carolina. 

One of the earliest reports indicates that there were 683 members on 
the Carolina Circuit, which took in the central northern counties. 

In 1778 the North Carolina- Circuit was divided into three circuits: 
Roanoke, Tar-River, and New Hope Circuits. The New Hope Circuit took 
its name from a small creek in Chatham that empties into Haw River. It 
included portions of Orange, Chatham, Cumberland, and Wake Counties. 



The Circuit foundation was laid by James O'Kelley with the help of 
Beverly Allen. (From: History of Methodism In North Carolina — by W. 
L. Grisson) 

A map of North Carolina, 1780, gives the four circuits: West — Yadkin 
Circuit; Central — New Hope Circuit; East — Tar River Circuit (Raleigh); 
North-east — Roanoke Circuit. 

In 1797 the Haw River Circuit took the place of the New Hope Circuit. 
The Hillsborough Methodist Community was then served by the pastors of 
the circuit. 

In 1884, H. N. Brown reported that the Sunday School at Hillsborough 
had celebrated its 100th anniversary. He reported that there were thirty- 
five pupils and seven teachers. He stated that there was a school library 
that used our Church literature. 

Scon the Hillsborough Methodist Church was made a member of the 
newly formed Raleigh District. Up to 1854, preachers were listed for a 
station. 

In the year 1336 the Hillsborough District was formed. In this new Dis- 
trict were: Hillsborough. Chape] Hill, Durham, Haw River. Franklinville, 
Guilford, Alamance, Leasburg, and Person. 

Pastors that served New Hove Circuit: 

1779 James Kelly and Phillip Adams 

1780 Francis Poythress and John Major 

1781 Phillip Bruce 

1782 James White 

1783 Henry Willis 

1784 Joshua Worley 

1785 Henry Jones 
1788 William Partridge 






This is believed to be a picture or a picture similar to that of the First 
Methodist Church in Hillsborough in year 1823. The land bought from Dr. 
James Webb. The house used as the church was built before the land was 

purchased. 




Hillsborough Methodist Church 
Rev. J. H. Wheeler's wife's grave 187 



1787 John Baldwin 

1788 Henry Ogburn and John Ellis 

1789 Thos. Anderson and Daily Baird 

1790 Isaac Lowe, R. Wiley, and Mr. Tracy 

1791 J. Cannon, F. Roper, and S. Edney 

1792 J. Tare, Henry Hill, and J. Jackson 

1793 A. Suggs and William Wells 

1794 William Ormand and L. Dyson 

1795 L. Mansfield and George Martin 

1796 Phillips Sands and William Kenyon 

*1797 This year the Circuit changed to Haw River 

1797 William Earley and Lewis Garrett 

At a conference held in November, 1797, Joseph Pinnell and Samuel 
Hooser were appointed to the Circuit, and at the conference held in April 

1798, Joseph Pinnell and Collin Hill were appointed to the Circuit. 

1799 Samuel R. 

1800 Robert Wilkerson and Jessie C. 

1801 John West 

1802 Allgood 

1803 Lewis Taylor 

1804 Josiah Phillips 

1805 Samuel Garrard 

1806 John Weaver and McLelland 

1807 William Beam and Joel Arrington 

1808 B. Arendale and Thomas Cook 

1809 John French and Thomas Burgess 
.T. M. Arthur and .lene Brown 






1810 J. M. Arthur and Jepe Brown 

1811 John Moore and Jesse Branch 

1812 Thomas Mann and Pete Wyatt 

1813 Thomas Mann 

1814 Lewis Skidmore 

1815 James Sanford and Abraham Trail 

1816 Jepe Branch and William Peobles 

1817 Hugh McCain Ml J I 

1818 C. S. Mooring and Peter D. ' 

1819 Isaiah Harris and J. Parker ^- ./ , 3% 

1820 Francis A. Ward w^ 

1821 Peter D. j^ /%}<? 

1822 Rufus W. 

1823 Thomas Mann and J.W. Witten <\ A . ./ )<Zh%) ^]&/ Je 

1824 Jacob Hill and DaviH Roberts 
1825 
1826 
1827 




Jacob Hill and David Roberts ^ ^J^a gu h /)^S 

S^s H w'! Dunaha y ^ rf A$A 

Benton Field and T. Barum 

1828 Henry J. Evans and B. Kidd 

1829 William Compton and J. Goodman -> , 
James Reid ana J. J. Hicks O^T /^3 



1830 

1831 James Reid and J. P. Owen 



iSdl James Keid and J. Jr. Uwen ^ ^v- j2^ n , ,J 

1832 Isaac Haines U&C C^, t ' u / a ) „ <. 

1833 Isaac Haines ■> A' ^"^ >f 

Pastors serving Hillsbvro Methodist Church 1837-1961: 

1837 Addison Lea 1856 T. W. Moore, Circuit 

1851 W. H. Brown, Station 1857 Henry Gray 

1852 A. H. Johnson, Circuit 1858 S. D. Peeler, Hillsborough 

1853 J. L. Fisher, Station 1859 S. D. Peeler, Hillsborough 

1854 N. A. Hooker. Circuit 1860 B. F. Guthrie 

1855 H. T. Hudson, Station 1861 'B. F. Guthrie 



Hillsborough District: Wm. M. Walsh (From Hillsborough Recorder) By: 
Dennis Heartt) . 



1862 


S. D. Ruler 


1863 


Alexander R. Raven 


1864 


N. F. Reid 


1865 




1866 


W. C. Wilson 


1867 


W. H. Bobbitt 


1868 




1869 




1870 


William Barringer 


1871 


S. W. Crawford 


1872 


J. T. Harris 


1873 


J. T. Harris 


1874 


H. P. Cole 


1875 


H. P. Cole 


1876 


J. H. Wheeler 


1877 


J. H. Wheeler 


1878 


J. H Wheeler 


1879 


J. H. Wheeler 


1880-1882 J. 0. Guthrie 


1883-1885 J. E. Gray 


1886 


L. E. Thompson 


1887 


J. G. Nelson 


1888-1890 W. H. Puckett 


1892 


J. M. Lowder 



1893 D. N. Caviness 


1894 D. N 


. Caviness 


1895 D. N. Caviness 


1896 L. L 


utch 


1897 J. M 


[. Terrell 


1898-1900 


E. W. Fox 


1901-1905 


J. E. Bristone 


1905-1909 


M. M. McFarland 


1909-1911 


C. R. Ross 


1911-1915 


J. M. Ormond 


1915-1916 


T. M. Grant 


1916-1919 


Rev. Hester 


1919-1923 


J. E. Blalock 


1923-1927 


S. F. Nicks 


1927-1928 


J, L. Smith 


1928-1932 


A. J. Parker 


1932-1936 


F. A. Lupton 


1936-1940 


J. V. Earlev 


1940-1945 


S. F. Nicks 


1945-1951 


C. S. Hubbard 


1951-1952 


W. L. Maness 


1952-1956 


A. M. Williams 


1956-1958 


W. A. Seawell 


1958 


S. T. Kimbrough, Jr 



FRANCIS ASBURY 

FRANCIS ASBURY was the "Father of American Methodism". He 
was born near Birmingham, England, 1745. In 1771 he came to America 




Bishop Francis Asbury 

187U 




Rev. H. P. Cole 

Pastor ■ — - HillsborougJi, N. C. 

187^-1875 



as a Missionary. He traveled about 6,000 miles a year on horse-back. He 
was the first circuit rider in America. 

In 1784, John Wesley appointed Asbury and Thomas Coke joint super- 
intendents of the Methodist societies in America. Later, Asbury was elected 
to the same position at a conference of Methodist preachers in Baltimore. 
This was the beginning of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United 
States. Asbury was the real head and used the title of Bishop. 

Dr. Thomas Coke in 1786, stopped at the home of Thomas Grenshaw, 
in Hanover County, Virginia, and organized the first Sunday School in 
the United States. From this school came John Charleston, a noted Metho- 
dist itinerate who as a boy attended the first session and was converted 
soon afterward. Asbury formed no fewer than a hundred of them in 
various parts of the United States. 
(From: The Life of Bishop Asbury — By Herbert Asbury — Page #186) 

1780 — New Hope Circuit 

Bethel Academy, built entirely by subscriptions raised on the circuits. 
80' by 40', 3 stories high. 

The legislature, at an early period, made a donation of 6000 acres of 
land to Bethel Academy, located in Christian County, South of Green River. 

The project originated with Mr. Asbury, Francis Poythress, Isaac 
Hite, of Jefferson; Colonel Hinde, of Nelson; Willis Green, of Lincoln; 
Richard Masterson, of Fayette; and Mr. Lewis, of Jessamine. 

Among the eight pioneers of Methodism in Kentucky and Tennessee 
in the year 1788, the name F. Poythress stands preeminent. By those 
intrepid heroes of the Cross the foundation of Methodism was laid in 
those states, on which others have since built, and others are now building. 
Their names ought to be held in grateful remembrance by all who love 
our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity and truth. 



PASTORS BIOGRAPHY 

Rev. Hiram Pearson Cole was married in 1878 to Lucy Ann Phillips 
of Hillsboro. He died in 1883, leaving beside his widow two girls, 
Elizabeth, age 2% years and Lucy Mayfield Cole, 1 year old. He joined 
N. C. Conference in 1866, served in Hillsboro, Raleigh, Winston, and Con- 
cord. He died in his first year on the Concord Circuit, after serving the 
Main Street Concord Church four years. 

The Phillips family lived in the house now owned by Mrs. Mary Riley. 
They donated the silver Communion Service which is displayed in the 
vestibule of the Hillsboro Methodist Church. 

This information was furnished by Lucy Mayfield Cole, married to 
Mr. Thomas Gattis, who lives in Washington, D. C. 

B. F. Guthrie was born 1817, in Chatham County, North Carolina. 
Joined the conference in 1858, Newbern, N. C. Rev. Guthrie served in 
Hillsboro, N. C. in 1860 and 1861. He died in 1862 in Virginia and was 
buried in Chatham County. 

Alexander Ra,ven was born 1833, Greene County, North Carolina. He 
joined the conference 1860 at Salisbury, N. C. Rev. Raven served Hillsboro 
in the year 1863. Died 1901, and was buried in Mt. Olive, N. C. 

J. T. Harris was born 1844, Davidson County, N. C. Joined the con- 
ference 1870, at Greensboro, N. C. He served Hillsboro 1872 and 1873. He 
died 1890 and was buried in Durham, N. C. 

N. F. Reid was born 1825, Rockingham County, North Carolina. 
Joined conference 1851. He served Hillsboro, N. C. 1864 and 1865. 

L. E. Thompson was born 1855, Moore County, North Carolina. He 
joined conference 1878 at Charlotte, N. C. Served Hillsboro, N. C. in the 
year 1886. Rev. Thompson died in 1931 and was buried in Lexington, N. C. 



J. G. Nelson was born 1862, Iredell County, North Carolina. Rev. 
Nelson served Hillsboro in 1887. 

W. H. Ptickett was born 1856, Tyrrell County, North Carolina. He 
joined conference 1886, Reidsville, N. C. Served Hillsboro, N. C. 1888 and 
1889. He died 1912 and was buried in Smithfield, N. C. 

W. H. Bobbitt was born 18/6 at Halifax County, North Carolina. 
Joined the conference 1846 at Newbern, N. C. He served Hillsboro, N. C, 
in 1867, 1868, and 1869. 

Willia7n Barringer was born 1816 in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. 
Joined the conference 1844 at Columbia, S. C. He served Hillsboro, N. C. 
in 1870. Rev. Barringer died in 1873, and was buried in Greensboro, N. C. 
D. N. Caviness was born 1850, Moore County, North Carolina. He 
entered the conference 1892 at Goldsboro, N. C. Served the Hillsboro 
Church 1893, 1894, and 1895. He died 1937 and was buried in Raleigh, N. C. 
J. H. Wheeler was born in 1810, in Newark, N. J. He joined the con- 
ference in 1834 at Charleston. S. C. Rev. Wheeler served Hillsboro, N. C, 
in 1876, 1877, 1878, and 1879. 

J. O. Guthrie was born 1855 at Chatham County, North Carolina. He 
joined the conference in 1879 at Wilson, N. C. Served Hillsboro, N. C. in 
1880-1882. Rev. Guthie died 1927 and was buried in Dillon, S. C. 

Thomas McMillan Grant was born in Wilmington July 28, 1886. He 
was the son of Reuben and Elizabeth McMillan Grant. Rev. Grant was 
admitted to the North Carolina Conference in 1909. Served the Hillsboro 
Church in 1915-1916. On December 8th, 1910, he married Miss Malene Har- 
rell. Mrs. Grant died April 20th, 1915. He re-married June 13th, 1918 to 
Miss Marie Hooker. 

Thomas M. Grant was a faithful, honored and loved preacher. He was 
buried at Rocky Mount, N. C. His funeral service was conducted by 
Bishop Paul N. Garber. 

Rev. James Monroe Lowdcr was born in Stanly County near Albe- 
marle on Dec. 31st, 1852. He was married to Miss Sue Shanklin March 
23rd, 1881. He was licensed to preach at Fayetteville in Feb. 1885. Died 
at Rutherford College, N. C. August 16, 1940. He was buried at Norwood, 
N. C 

Jesse Marvin Ormond (1878-1959) was born in Greene County, North 
Carolina, the son of John James and Nancy Jane Ormond. His was a 
goodly and godly heritage, and he lived up to the obligations of that heri- 
tage. 

Dr. Ormond was an alumnus of Duke University, having received 
his A.B. degree from Trinity College in 1902. He received his theological 
training in Vanderbilt University and the University of Chicago. He was 
awarded the B. D. degree from the former institution in 1910. Randolph- 
Macon College conferred the degree of Doctor of Divinity upon him in 
1939. 

Dr. Ormond's work was divided between pastorate and the school- 
room. His pastorates included the following charges: Leasburg, Hillsboro, 
Hertford, and First Church, Elizabeth City. He held professorships in 
Southern Methodist University and Duke University. He also served as 
director of the rural church work of the Duke Endowment. He supervised 
the work of more than 1,200 Duke students who served as assistant pastors 
in the rural field. 

Dr. Ormond's success was due in large measure to the inspiration of 
his almost lifelong sweetheart and wife, Katrina Kern. To them were born 
the following children who survive him: Reverend J. Kern Ormond, Mrs. 
Thomas Lide, Mrs. Wannamaker Harden, Mrs. Minetree Pyne, and Mrs. 
Woodrow Venable. 

Jackson Lafayette Smith was born August 8, 1876 in the Cold Springs 




Dr. Jesse Marvin Ormond 

(1878-1959) 
Pastor — HiUsboro 1911-1915 




Rev. J 

Pastor — 



. tf. Smith 
HiUsboro 1927 




Rev. S. F. Nicks 

Pastor at HiUsboro 

Methodist Church 

1923-1927 
19^0-1945 




Rev. J. V. Early, D.D. 

Pastor HiUsboro Methodist Church 

1936-1940 



community of Cabarrus County, about 4 miles from Concord. He is the son 
of the iaie Francis Marion Smith and Susan Hedrick Smith. His living 
brothers are J. J. and C. C. Smith of Kannapolis, and his sister is Mrs. 
Horace Blackwelder, of Charlotte. 

In 1898 he went to Charlotte where he went to work for a Whole- 
sale groceryman and later opened his own store. 

"All the time", he said, "I felt the call to preach," but he could not 
tear himself away from the grocery business. Finally the day came when 
he went home and told his wife of his life's ambition. 

Mr. Smith was educated in the public schools in Cabarrus County, a 
private school in Charlotte, tutored by the late Dr. J. E. Davidson, widely- 
known Presbyterian minister, attended Weaver College, Emory University, 
and Duke University. 

He and Mrs. Smith have three children: Mrs. George Gilmore of Hills- 
boro, Mrs. W. H. Stokes, Greenville, S. C, and Fred A. Smith of Zebulon, 
superintendent of Wake County Schools. 

Mr. Smith's first circuit was in McDowell County, his home in Marion. 
His salary was $600.00 a year. 

From Camden he was sent to Tyrrell County, then to Bladen County, 
to Laurinburg in Scotland County, then to Hillsboro in Orange County, 
and back east to Perquimans County at Winfall, and to Ahoskie and to 
Northampton County, and finally to Oxford in Granville County, where 
he retired in 1948. He came back to Cabarrus County and Kannapolis to 
live on January 5, 1956. From: Local Newspaper, Kannapolis, N. C. 

Frederick Arthur Lupton was born Nov. 6th, 1882, at Whortonsville, 
Pamlico County, North Carolina. Educated at Trinity College, Durham, N. 
C. He was admitted to the North Carolina Conference in 1913. His Minis- 
try was spent in North Carolina, but for the exception of one pastorate 
at Scranton, S. C. 

He married Miss Reva Bridgman, of Lake Lanning, North Carolina. 
They were blessed with four sons and one daughter. 

After retiring, he lived in Graham, N. C. Died October 3, 1954 at 
Wesley Long Hospital, Greensboro, N. C. The Masons had charge of the 
grave side service. He was pastor of Cedar Grove Methodist Church and 
Hillsboro Methodist Church in Orange County. 

Rev. Asa Joseph Parker was born in Hertford County, North Caro- 
lina Oct. 6th, 1867. He joined the Church while a small child. Joined the 
North Carolina Conference in 1889. 

On Nov. 13, 1889, he was married to Miss Martha M. Barrow of Hert- 
ford County. There were three children. Besides their own children, they 
reared two others, Catherine Jones and Charles Vale, Jr. He sang the 
gospel as well as he preached. He served Hillsboro 1928-1931. Died Aug. 
31, 1932 and was buried in Raleigh, N. C. 



A Sketch of the Life of Rev. S. F. Nicks 

Samuel Freeman, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Nicks, eight miles south 
of Mebane in Orange County, North Carolina, was born January 21, 1874. 

Rev. Nicks attended Caldwell Institute in Orange County finished 
there in the spring of 1899. He entered Trinity (now Duke University) 
that fall and was in the graduating class of 1903. In December, 1903, he 
was admitted to the North Carolina Conference at Goldsboro. Rev. Nicks 
married Miss Emma Woods of Hillsboro, N. C, on December 24, 1903. 

Rev. Nicks served his first charge at Burlington Circuit. He remained 
there four years. Burlington Circuit was composed of eight churches: 
Glenco, Big Falls, Carolina Bethel, Mt. Vernon, Shiloh, Prospect and 
Camp Springs. 



Pelham 1907-1911 

Milton 1911-1915 

Yanceyville 1915-1919 

Leasburg 1919-1923 

Hillsboro 1923-1927 

Brooksdale 1927-1933 

Cedar Grove 1933-1940 

Hillsboro 1940-1945 
Rev. Hicks retired in 1945 at Conference in Goldsboro. 

Hillsboro Charge 

Rev. Nicks served as pastor of the Hillsboro charge twice during his 
ministry. His first period began in November 1923 and ran until Nov., 
1927. 

During this time he served five churches: Hillsboro, West Hillsboro, 
New Sharon, Lebanon, and Palmer's Grove. It was said "by members of 
other churches that Brother Nicks was worth his salary just to live in 
the community, and some members of other churches offered to raise a 
salary for him to remain in the community after his fourth conference 
year was completed. 

Rev. Nicks returned to Hillsboro thirteen years after his first period 
of service on our charge. The charge at that time consisted of four 
churches: Hillsboro, New Sharon, Palmer's Grove and Union Grove. 

Shortly after the beginning of this term of service, he suggested a 
twelve thousand dollar addition of rooms to be added as a part of the 
regular church building. Several business meetings were held and Mr. 
Robert Forrest and A. A. Lloyd were elected to raise the necessary money. 

For every three thousand dollars raised, the Duke Endowment Fund 
would give one thousand dollars. 

It was a hard job to raise this money, but by hard work it was finally 
done. A lot of free labor was given. Rev. Nicks worked long hours in this 
work, raising money and doing the carpenter work. 

Rev. Nicks is one of the greatest pastors who has ever served the 
Hillsboro Charge. He was loved, not only by the members of the Methodist 
Church, but by all who knew him, regardless of church affiliation, de- 
nomination, race or color. He was a man who would never say "No" when 
something was being done for a brother or sister. 

Rev. S. F. Nicks served forty-two years in the Durham District. He 
and his family moved in their own home, which is across the street from 
the last parsonage in which they lived, in Hillsboro, N. C. He died October 
28, 1946. 



Rev. Joyce V. Early, D. D. — (106 Rockingham Road, Rockingham, N. C.) 

Rev. Early, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Early of Raleigh. Born 
in Lattimore, N. C. and lived in Person and Granville Counties. 

He was educated in the public schools of N. C, Asbury College, As- 
bury Theological Seminary, and the Duke Divinity School. He was awarded 
Doctor of Divinity degree by the Asbury Seminary in May, 1956. 

He joined the N. C. Annual Conference in 1934, and has served the 
following appointments: Mamers, 2 years; Hillsboro, 4 years; Smithfield, 
4 years; and four years as pastor of Grace Church, Wilmington. He is 
now beginning his second year as pastor of First Church, Rockingham. 

He has led in the building of seven new churches; the organization of 
four new congregations; the building of three new parsonages; and in 
Wilmington, the construction of educational building at Grace Church. 

Dr. Early was married to Miss Christine Stansbury of La Grange, 
Texas, on December 28, 1934. One child, a son, J. Virgil Early, Jr., 22, 
who graduated from the University of North Carolina, 1960. He is now in 
the U. S. Army. 

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Rev. C. S. Hubbard 
Pastor — Hillsboro 1915-1951 




Rev. W. L. Maness 

Pastor — Hillsboro 

1951-1952 




Rev. A. M. Williams 

Pastor Hillsboro Methodist Church 

1952-1956 



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Rev. W. A. Seawell 

Pastor Hillsboro Methodist Church 

1956-1958 



Rev. S. T. Kimbrough, Jr. 

Pastor — Hillsboro 1958- 



Rev. C. S. Hubbard, born at Sanford, N. C. Educated at U. N. C. and 
Duke University. Served churches at Roseboro, N. C, Hillsboro Charge, 
Raleigh and Chapel Hill. He has served nine years at Chapel Hill, N. C. and 
served seven years at Hillsboro, N. C. 

Rev. W. L. Maness was educated at Trinity College and Elcn College. 
He joined the North Carolina Conference in 1915. He was ordained a 
Deacon in 1917 and an Elder in 1919. Served in the active ministry for 
forty-one years, in Erwm, Jackson, Raeford, Fayetteville, Siler City, Rox- 
boro, Snow Hill, Yanceyville, Parkton, Gibson, Hillsboro, and Elm City. 
Rev Maness averaged 3% years in each place. 

He retired in 1956 at the age of 66, but he has done supply work 
organizing Christ Church South, Graham, supplied five months at Pitts- 
boro Circuit and has assisted many ministers on Sundays and in revival 
meetings. 

Rev. A. M. Williams is now pastor of Fletcher's Chapel Methodist 
Church, Route #5, Box 426-A, Durham, N. C. He is now nearing the close 
of thirty years in the ministry. The preparation for his work was done in 
the Duke Divinity School. Rev. Williams has spent sixteen years in the 
Durham District. 

Rev. W. A. Seawell entered the ministry in 1947, at the age of 32 
years. He received his education at Elon College, Duke Divinity School, 
and Emory University. Married and they have three children, 2 girls and 
one boy. He served the following charges: the Pittsboro Charge, Pittsboro, 
N. C; Salem-Chapel Charge, Graham, N. C. ; Hillsboro Charge, Hillsboro, 
N. C. and Roxboro, N. C. He now serves Carr Methodist Church, 107 N. 
Driver Ave., Durham, N. C. 

Rev. S. T. Kimbrough was born at Athens, Alabama, son of Rev. and 
Mrs. S. T. Kimbrough. He was educated at Birmingham Southern College 



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and Duke University. He was Pastor of Acmar Methodist Church, Acinar, 
Ala. Assistant Pastor, Eleventh Ave. Methodist, Birmingham, Ala., and 
Youth Minister, Canterbury Methodist, Birmingham, Ala.. He is married 
to Sarah Robinson Kimbrough, has four sons, David, Timothy, Steven, 
and Mark. He is current pastor of Hillsboro Methodist Church. He is a 
member of the North Alabama Conference. 



HILLSBORO METHODIST CHURCH 
ORGANIZED — 1807 

HILLSBORO METHODIST CHURCH was organized about 1807. It 
belonged to Haw River Circuit, and its preachers were William Beam and 
Joel Arrington. The first preaching services were held in the old Court- 
house. 

In 1821, in a letter written by Rev. Henry Hardy, Dec. 14, 1821, and 
printed in the Methodist Magazine, states a camp-meeting was held in 
Hillsboro, and about thirty-eight joined the Methodist faith. They opened 
a subscription for the purpose of raising funds to build a house of wor- 
ship. They obtained many donations. The copy of the letter was written 
by J. L. Harriss on November 26, 1874 at Hillsboro, N. C. 

Book #2'0, Page-378: The Hillsboro Methodist Church bought from 
James Webb February, 1823. This deed has been checked by two lawyers 
and is believed to be true. 







Methodist Church 
Built 1857 by Captain John Berry 



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This indenture made the twenty-first day in the year of our Lord 
1823, between James Webb of Orange County, of the one part and Thomas 
Snipes of the County of Chatham and Joseph G. Bacon, William Robson, 
William Faucette and Joel Reynolds of Orange County, Trustees for the 
Methodist Episcopal Church established in the town of Hillsborough, of 
the other part witnesseth that the said James Webb for and in considera- 
tion of the sum of 10 shillings of lawful money of the state afore said to 
them on hand paid by the said trustees at or before the sealing and de- 
livering of these presents (the receipt whereof the said James Webb doth 
hereby acknowledge) hath given granted bargained and sold aliened con- 
formed and conveyed and doth by these presents give grant bargains sell 
alien, confirm and convey unto the said Thomas Snipes, Joseph G. Bacon, 
William Robson, William Faucette, and Joel Reynolds, Trustees as afore- 
said and their successors in office a certain tract and parcel of land part 
of a lot (on which part the house now stands) known in the plan of the 
Town of Hillsborough by lot number 102 situated lying and being in the 
town aforesaid and bounded as follows: Beginning on Tryon Street, thence 
along said street East 44 feet, thence north 44 feet, thence west 44 feet, 
then south 44 feet to the beginning on Tryon Street to have and to hold 
the said lot and parcel of land to them and other successors in office in 
Trust for the benefit of the Methodist Episcopal Church aforesaid, pro- 
vided never-the-less upon this condition that they keep or cause to be kept 
a Meeting House upon the said lot for the use and benefit of the Metho- 
dist Episcopal Church aforesaid and in case of failure for ten years at 
any one time to keep a building upon the said lot for the above mentioned 
purpose then this grant and conveyance to be void and of no effect and the 
said James Webb and his heirs may revert and the said James Webb 
doth for himself and his heirs covenant to and with the said Trustees and 
their successors that the said James Webb and his heirs the right of the 
said Trustees, and other successors against the right title interest or claim 
of the said James Webb and his heirs of all living other persons claiming 
by through or under shall and will warrant and forever defend in wit- 
nesseth whereof the said James Webb hath hereunto set his hand and 
offered his seal this day and year above written. 

James Webb (Sealed) 
Feb. Ten, 1823 
Signed In Presence of 
Thomas Crowder 

Mr. James Webb was a Physician and lived near the home of Mr. 
Sam Hughes. He owned a Drug Store located aci'oss the street. He owned 
a large amount of land in Hillsborough, N. C. The church property went 
back to the Webb family. As late as 1920, the Webb family owned this land. 

The first Hillsboro Methodist Church was built of wood and located 
on or near the property now owned by Mrs. Odell Clayton. This is west of 
the R. E. A. Property. The house used as the Church was built before 
the Methodist Church bought the land. 

The leading members were as follows: Joseph G. Bacon. William Rob- 
son, William Faucette, Joel Reynolds, Samuel Garrett, Thomas Holden, 
William Harris, and William Brown (grandfather of N. W. Brown). 

Mr. W. H. Brown (grandfather of N. W. Brown) came to Hillsboro 
in the year 1840. He was on his way to Tennessee. He was talked to by a 
Mr. Kirkland and decided to stay. His home was located near Walker's 
Funeral Home. He owned the land where Corner Drug Store and Mary's 
Shop are now located. Mr. Brown owned Demmock Mill and a Tannery 
west of Hillsboro. He was the leading member in the old Methodist Church. 
His wife was a French woman. 

Church — 1859: The deed for the Hillsboro Methodist Church is re- 
corded in Deed Book 36, Page 156 and 157, dated April 4, 1859, from Henry 
N. Brown to Methodist Episcopal Church South, which conveys a tract of 

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land fronting on Tryon Street 100 feet, with a depth of 150 feet. The lot 
number is 95. 

Henry N. Brown sold the land to the Church April 4, 1859. $200.00 
was paid for the land. Joseph Bacon, William H. Brown, William Stray- 
horn, John McMann, Sam Filmore, Robert Faucette and Roscoe Hooker 
were Trustees at this time. 

The old church showed much sign of the tooth of time when its mem- 
bers decided to build a new structure on a different lot. The money was 
raised for the building, and Captain John Berry was given the contract. 
He took the old building as part pay for the job and moved the timber 
two miles east of Hillsboro and used it for outbuildings. 

The Board of Stewards at this time, were Henry N. Brown, Chm., 
Dr. O. Hooker, Secretary and Treasurer. (Dr. O. Hooker was a medical 
doctor and after he became unable to travel, he opened a drug store, now 
known as James Pharmacy), Daniel D. Phillips, I. R. Gattis, D. A. Robert- 
son, I. A. Hedgepeth, and H. L. Owens. The membership was composed of 
many of the leading citizens of the town. 

During the war, when the Confederates found that they were lacking 
in cannons to hold their lines, they tried to get the church to donate the 
bell to be melted and added to their cannon supply, but the church turned 
down the proposition. 

In 1886, the church had a membership of 81. It emerged from the 
smoke of war, which had raged about it for four years, with many of her 
members left on the battlefield and others scattered to the four corners of 
the earth. (Since that day, some very strong men have served it as pastors: 
N. H. Wilson, J. H. Wheeler, whose wife was buried in the front yard of 
the church, W. C. Wilson, T. M. Grant, J. Ormond, S. F. Nicks, J. L. 
Smith, and A. J. Parker). 

This article was taken from the News and Observer, March 13, 1932. 
At this time, there were 192 members in Sunday School, with 152 stu- 
dents. J. Clyde Ray, Superintendent. The Epworth League with 26 mem- 
bers, presided over by J. B. Midgett. The Charge Layleader was Professor 
G. A. Brown, F. Y. Noell, Secretary; R. J. Forrest, Treasurer; J. L. Brown, 
N. W. Brown, E. C. Liner, J. Clyde Ray, and Fred Smith were members 
of the Board. 

Preaching services First Sunday Nights, Second Sunday 11:00 a.m., 
and 7:30 p.m., Sunday School at 9:45. T. M. Arrowsmith was Mayor of 
the town. 

In 1851 considerable space was given to reports of the Sunday School 
in the Districts of North Carolina. Hillsboro Circuit, 12 schools, 54 officers 
and teachers, 415 scholars. The catechism of the church was placed at the 
earliest time in the hands of the parents and children to help stimulate 
the children to obtain the knowledge of God. 

In 1880 the following papers were being used in the Sunday School 
work: "Sunday School Teachers Magazine", Lesson Quarterlies, "Sunday 
School Visitor", "Our Little People", and "The Infant Class". Song books 
advertised were "The Gem", "Amaranth" and "New Life". 

In 1881 a complaint was frequently heard, that some people were 
observed leaving Sunday School and not remaining for Church. (No one 
but the person himself was to blame). (From 1950 — News clipping) 

In 1892, there were six Churches on the Hillsboro Methodist Charge. 

The New Methodist Church in Hillsboro was dedicated to the service 
of God by the Rev. William Barringer on the 6th day of October, 1861. 
The text was Col. 1:27, 28 "Which is Christ in you the hope of glory; 
whom we preach." (Rev. Barringer was P. E. of the Raleigh District). 

The first sermon preached in the church by Rev. Jesse A. Curringgins, 
from Psalms 51:12 and 13 verses. 

When the church was first built the floor in the Sanctuary was slant- 

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ing' downward toward the pulpit. There was a large stove in the middle 
aisle at the back of the church. The pipe that was used is still in the attic 
of the church. There was also another stove where the organ is now lo- 
cated. Several years later a furnace was installed in the Church the open- 
ing for the floor furnace was on the east side near the first row of pews. 

In the year 1935, a steam heating system was instated in our church. 
This system is still being used but has been changed from a coal stoker 
furnace to oil which is much simpler in operating. 

In the summer of 1961 an air conditioning unit was installed. 

THE BIBLE 

The Bible in our Church was printed at the University Press, Oxford, 
London, England, sold by E. Gardner and Son, Oxford Bible Warehouse. 
Written on the Bible is as follows: Methodist Episcopal Church, Hills- 
borough, N. C. 1860. 





Hillsboro Methodist Church Parsonage — 1961 

PARSONAGE 

Parsonage: On April 13, 1891 Mr. C. M. Parks sold land to Hillsboro 
Methodist Church. H. N. Brown, Sr., S. M. Gattis,, J. Harris, and a Mr. 
Corley were trustees of the Church. (S. M. Gattis was Clerk of Superior 
Court.) The first parsonage used was located on this land now owned by 
Mr. S. Strudwick. The house now is the home of Mr. Paul Hogan. During 
this time, Reverend Fox was pastor of the Hillsboro Methodist Church. 
Miss Mary Spurgeon and Mrs. Mary Riley have told the story of visiting 
the home of Rev. Fox about the year 1900. The house was sold to a colored 
man by the name of Moore. Later, Mr. Paul Hogan's father bought the 
house. 

April 29th, 1903 the members of the Hillsboro Methodist Church de- 
sired a new location for the parsonage. They sold the land to Mr. S. Strud- 
wick, and the house was moved to the present location, now occupied by 
Mr. Paul Hogan. 

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The first Methodist Parsonage. Is o>ie of the oldest houses in Hillsboro. 

At that time, it was located on the lot now owned by Mr. S. Strudwick. 

Now the home of Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Hogan 

The land was bounded on the north by Union Street, east by James 
Norwood, south by James Norwood, and west by Churton Street. The land 
contained .9 acre. 

Trustees were as follows: H. N. Brown, Sr., S. M. Gattis, J. A. Harris. 
0. J. Forrest, and James Hedgepeth. 

H. Hamilton was Clerk of Court at this time. (This information from 
Book #57, Pages 208 and 209.) 

The present location of the parsonage was bought from James Webb 
April 30, 1903. George C. Corbin bought this property Oct. 30, 1878 and 
sold the land and house to James Webb, Jr. and Joseph C. Webb, in 
January, 1890. (James Webb, Jr. was a son of Dr. James Webb.) The land 
north and east was owned by Mrs. Susan W. Graham. This lot was known 
as no. 94. 

James R. Gattis and Mary A. Gattis sold this property to George C. 
Corbin October 8, 1878. One thousand three hundred and fifty dollars was 
paid for the property. 

The house used as the parsonage in 1903 was a five room house, one 
story in height. Reverend Blalock was pastor about the year 1920 when 
the house was remodeled and a second story was added. This house was 
used until the year 1956 when Reverend Seawell was pastor. 

The present parsonage was built in the years 1957-58. The dedication 
service was on Sunday, March 9, 1958 at 3:00 p.m. The building committee 
chairman was Taylor Bivins. The pastor, Rev. W. A. Seawell, was serving, 
and the District Superintendent was Dr. C. D. Barclift. The cost of the 
building was about $22,000.00. New Sharon Church and Hillsboro Metho- 
dist Church built the parsonage together. Two years later, each church 
became a station Church. 

The lot #94 contains 264 feet depth and 165 feet frontage. 

Sunday School 1908-1909 

Rev. M. M. McFarland was pastor of the Hillsboro Methodist Church 
in the year 1908. Miss Carrie Dunn was treasurer of the Sunday School 
and J. A. Harris was superintendent. N. W. Brown was Assistant superin- 
tendent. Teachers included Mr. H. N. Brown, Mrs. W. E, Steward, Mrs. 
N. W. Brown, Mrs. M. M. McFarland, and Miss Maggie Forrest. 

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Collection for January $3.85 

Collection for February 3.74 

Collection for March 3.14 

Collection for April 3.35 



Membership: 

J. A. Harris 
N. W. Brown 
Mrs. H. N. Brown 
Mrs. McFarland 
Rubie Brown 
Parks Wilson 
R. T. Haley 
Willie Smith 
Carrie Dunn 
Effie Smith 
Snodie Cole 
Maria Parrish 
Virginia Cole 
Milton Taylor 
Banks Scott 
Felix Scott 
Ivey Smith 
Curtis Scott 
Pearl Gordon 
James Parrott 
Sam Gattis 
Clyde Ray 
Willie Sharp 
Otes Conklin 
Emma Robertson 
Linda Roach 



Olander Cole 
Clarence Ray 
Miss Nichols 
Mrs. John Roach 
Mabel Strayhorn 
Charlie Crabtree 
O. D. Turner 
Thelbert Lloyd 
Clyde Scott 
Ruby Roach 
Max Browning 
Mildred Parrott 
J. C. Scott 
Irene Whitaker 
H. N. Brown. Jr. 
Mrs. R. T. Haley 
Lee O. Brown 
Clifford Ray 
Van Kenion 
C. Graham 
Bert Graham 
Mrs. W. L. Smith 
Alice McFarland 
Estelle Brown 
Brunice Cole 
Bera Dunn 



Weaver Roach 
Mary Whitaker 
Flora Ray 
Nell Browning 
Blanche Cole 
Mildred Williams 
Willie Graham 
Ralph Williams 
Owen Robertson 
M. Parrott 
Effie Ray 

Margaret Rosemond 
Ormond Crabtree 
Wilbur McFarland 
Sue Turner 
Mrs. H. N. Brown, Jr. 
Hattie Brown 
Mrs. Charlie Crabtree 
Alice Anderson 
Bertie (A. T.) Lloyd 
Ora Scott 
Glenora Smith 
Gladys Scott 
Bert Brown 
Brown Gordon 



The membership of our Church School 1909 was 100. Mr. J. A. Harris 
was superintendent, Mr. Bertie Lloyd, Assistant Superintendent, and Miss 
Carrie Dunn, Secretary and Treasurer. Teachers were as follows: Mrs. 
H. N. Brown, Mrs. N. W. Brown, Mrs. W. E. Steward, Mrs. M. M. Mc- 
Farland, Mrs. R. T. Haley, and Mr. N. W. Brown. 

Collections: Jan. $3.85 July $3.72 

Feb. 3.74 Aug. 6.60 

Mar. 3.14 Sept. 4.38 

Apr. 3.38 Oct. 4.59 

May 4.20 Nov. 3.39 

June 5.78 Dec. 3.09 



Membership Methodist Church — year about 1910 
Mr. Speck Faucette — Treasurer 



Lizzie Anderson 
John Bland 
Mrs. Bland 
Emma Lloyd 
Margaret Brown 
N. W. Brown 
Rubie G. Brown 
Leigh Brown 
H. N. Brown 
Henry Brown, Jr. 
Estelle Brown 
Julia Brown 
J. L. Brown 



Mrs. J. L. Brown 
Maude Brown 
Alan Browning 
Minnie Browning 
Max Browning 
Nell Browning 
Alan Browning, Jr. 
T. J. Burroughs 
Hattie Brown 
J. E. Carter 
Mrs. J. E. Carter 
James Carter 
Margaret Carter 



Frances Carter 
N. L. Causey 
Mrs. Causey 
Sallie W. Christmas 
Virgin Cole 
Mrs. Mary Cole 
Mrs. Annie Cole 
J. M. Conklin 
Maggie Conklin 
Wm. C. Crabtree 
Annie Crabtree 
Ormond Crabtree 
O. G. Crawford 



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Ruth Crawford 
Ella Crawford 
R. D. Daniel 
Mrs. Ida Daniel 
Nell Daniel 
Mary Helen Daniel 
Mary Dodson 
George Dunn 
Nannie Dunn 
Hattie Dunn 
Bera Dunn 
Rubie Dunn 
Carrie Dunn 
Fannie Faucette 
Fletcher R. Faucette 
R. C. Faucette 
Josephine Forrest 
Maggie E. Forrest 
Oswin Forrest 
Ben B. Forrest 
Mary Belle Forrest 
Felix Forrest 
Robert Forrest 
Vincent Forrest 
Frances Forrest 
Marvin Fowler 
Glenora Fowler 
S. M. Gattis, Sr. 
Margaret Gattis 
S. M. Gattis, Jr. 
Mrs. J. G. Godfrey 
Amelia Gordon 
Effie Gordon 
Mrs. Roan Graham 
B. O. Hester 
M. E. Hester 
Frances N. Hester 
J. C. Haley 
Joe P. Hassell 
Louise W. Hassell 
Mrs. Henry Her 
Mrs. Ida Johnson 
W. H. Jordan 



Lydia Jordan 

Pearl Jordan 

Effie Jordan 

Wm. P. Jordan 

Mrs. Annie Jordan 

Annie Kenion 

Mae Latta 

Cora H. Lewis 

Annie C. Lockhart 

A. T. Lloyd 

Mary W. Lloyd 

Agnes Lloyd 

Ethel Lloyd 

Evelyn Lloyd 

Thelbert W. Lloyd 

Julia Lynch 

Mr*. Thomas E. Lynch 

Annie Parrish 

Miss Emma Pogue 

Willie Pollard 

Carrie G. Porter 

C. J. Ray 

Blanch Ray 

John C. Ray 

J. Clyde Ray 

Mamie Ray 

Clarence Ray 

Flora Ray 

J. R. Roach 

Ella Roach 

Robert Roach 

Ruby Roach 

Owen Robertson 

Emma Robertson 

C. G. Rosemond 

Addie Rosemond 

Glenn Rosemond 

Lillie Rosemond 

Genie Rosemond 

Margaret Rosemond 

Fletcher Rosemond 

J. C. Scott 

Celia Scott 



Eanks Scott 
Clyde Scott 
Ora Scott 
Gladys Scott 
Curtis Scott 
Margaret Smith 
Ivey Smith 
Frances Smith 
Alice Smith 
Snodie Stancell 
Cora Steward 
Georgie Stutts 
Mrs. Mattie Taylor 
Glenn Thomas 
C. C. Tilley 
Mrs. C. C. Tilley 
Lucius Tilley 
Annie Belle Tilley 
C. D. Turner 
J. F. Turner 
Emma Turner 
Estelle Ward » 
Bess Whitfield 
Fletcher Williams 
Florence Williams 
Ruby Williams 
Otie Williams 
Alan Williams 
Iva Williams 
Alan Whitaker 
Mary Whitaker 
Ernest Spoon 
Paul Riley 
Inez Howard 
S. P. Lockhart 
Carrie B. Lockhart 
H. Longwell 
F. Y. Noell 
Oma Rhew 
Minnie Rhew 
Weaver Roach 
W. B. Rosemond 
Mrs. W. B. Rosemond 



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Sanctuary of Hillsborough Methodist Church 
Cross carved by Mr. S. Strudivick, 1957 




G. A. Brown 



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years ago the HILLSBORO CHARGE consisted of about seven 
Churches. As late as the years 1940-1945, there were at least four churches 
on this charge. Churches that were connected with our Church over the 
past years are as follows: 




",'■ ,,'/,,' ., .' ''">■■'. ■'. ;. •; ; ,C\ ; Ti'r^^ ;, '' , t'?v^v.'^ 



New Sharon Church — 1948. Seats 250; 
membership 265 

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Lebanon Methodist Church, organized in 1820; building erected in 1937. 
The old building was destroyed in 1936. The church seats 250; member- 
ship — 145 





Union Grove Methodist Church was organized in 1846. Leaders were: 
Thomas Long, Lemuel Carroll, Thomas C. Hayes, Calvin Bishop, and 
Daniel Thomas. First pastor: Alson Gray. Cornerstone present building 
laid 1946. This Church seats about 200; membership — 100 



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Cedar Grove Methodist Church was organized about 1830; present 
building erected in 1937, seats 200, membership — 225 





Netv Cedar Grove Church — 1937 



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Eno Methodist Church was organized about 1913. This Church is lo- 
cated in West Hillsboro. Membership: 147 



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Palmer's Grove Methodist Church was organized in the early 1920's. 
The church was erected in 1938. Leaders in its organization were: E. T. 
Blakeley, R. F. Murdock, and T. H. Yates. Membership: 106. 

Choir Director, Organist, and Pianist Hillshoro Methodist Chinch 

Mrs. Anne Lockhart served as Choir Director for several years; Mrs. 
Pauline Lloyd served as Organist and Sunday School teacher for 25 years; 
Miss Grace Bivins served as pianist; Mrs. Agnes Lloyd Mincey served as 
pianist; Mrs. J. J. Ward served as pianist; Miss Frances Carter, pianist; 
Mrs. E. R. Dowdy, Choir Director. 



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Walnut Grove Methodist Church 
Organized about 1S50; building erected in 1939 

OTHER HILLSBOROUGH CHURCHES 





Hirst Baptist Church 
f/if^- 1860)1924. 

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Hillsborough Baptist Church 
Built 1854 by Capt. John Berry 





Presbyterian. Church — 1816 



Episcopal Church built 1824. 
The land was given by Chief Justice 
Thomas Ruffin 



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HILLSBOROUGH METHODIST CHURCH 



Superintendents of Sunday School 
1900 to 1961 



H. N. Brown 

J. A. Harris 

N. W. Brown 

A. T. Lloyd (Assistant) 

Alan Browning 

'"Served longer than anyone else. 



Fred Noell 

J. Clyde Ray (1925-1932) 

G. A. Brown 

J. B. Midgett* 

Marion (JiarK 



Sunday School Teachers — 1900-1961 



Marion Allison 
N. W. Brown 
Mrs. N. W. Brown 
Mr. G. A Brown 
Mrs. H^fjf. Brown 
Mr. Alan Browning (39 years) 
Mrs. J. E. Blalock 
Mrs. Stella Nicks Bartlett 
Mr. Paul Carr 
Mrs Bera Cates 
Mr. Marion Clark 
Mr. R. D. Daniels 
Mrs. J. V. Early 
Mrs. E. W. Fox 
Miss Mary B. Forrest 
Miss Maggie Forrest 
Mrs. R. T. Haley 
Mr. Vance Isenhour 
Mr. Otto King- 
Mrs. F. A. Lupton 
Mrs. Pauline 0. Lloyd 
A. A. Lloyd 



Miss Rebecca Liner 

Mrs. Moliy La.tca 

Mr. J. B. Midgett 

Dr. H. W. Moore 

Mr. Vance Martin 

Mrs. M. M. McFarland 

Mrs. Agnes Lloyd Mincev 

Mrs. S. F. Nicks 

Mrs. J. R. Ormond 

Mrs. Mamie Ray 

Mr. J. C. Ray 

Mrs. Mary Riley 

Mrs. C. R. Ross 

Mrs. W. E. Stewart 

Mr. Ted Shoof 

Mrs. Hattie D. Williams 

Mr. 0. L. Thomas 

Mrs. O. L. Thomas 

Mrs.. J. F. Turner 

Mrs. A. M. Williams 

Mrs. Vera Whitaker 

Mrs. Ira Ward 

Mrs. J. J. Ward 



Enrollment 



Allison, Marion 
Allison, Margaret 
Allison, Craig 
Allison, Karen 
Bacon, Vesta 
Bacon, J. J. 
Bason, Earl 
Bason, Mrs. Earl 
Berry, Helen 
Ballard, John 
Ballard, Mrs. John 
Bivins, Harold 
Bivins, Ellen 
Bivins, Beverly 
Bivins, Tom 
Bivins, Nettie 
Bivins, John 
Bivins, Carolyn 
Bivins, Betty 
Bivins, Evelyn 
Bivins, Hubert 
Brown, Mrs. J. L. 



Methodist Church — 1961 

Brown, Maude 
Brown, Hattie 
Brown, Randolph 
Brown, Lucius 
Brown, Mrs. Lucius 
Brown, Lucius, III 
Brown, Barbara 
Brown, Herman, Jr. 
Brown, Joyce 
Brown, G. A. 
Brown, Mrs. G. A. 
Brown, Bobby 
Brown, Harry 
Brown, Henrietta 
Browning, Mrs. Alan 
Eroadwell, Graham 
Brown, Estelle 
Brown, Laney 
Brown, Julia 
Broili, Grace Mitchell 
Burch, Hugh 
Burch, Mrs. Hugh 



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Bartlette Stella 
Gates, Mrs. M. L. Sr. 
Cates, James R. 
Cates, M. L. Jr. 
Cates, Mrs. M. L. Jr. 
Cates, Chandler 
Cates, Mrs. Chandler 
Cates, Suzianne 
Cates, Faye 
Cates, Karl M. 
Cates, Madison 
Cates, Mrs. Madison 
Cates, Marvin 
Cole, Mrs. Annie B. 
Cole, Mrs. C. C. 
Coman, J. H. 
Coman, Mrs. J. H. 
Carr, G. P., Sr. 
Carr, Mrs. G. P., Sr. 
Carr, Joy 
Carr, Paul, Jr. 
Cromer, Mrs. C. T. 
Cox, Mary 

Chance, Mrs. William 
Chance, Ora 
Chance, Fred 
Conklin, Mrs. J. M. 
Crabtree, Jim 
Crabtree, Mrs. Jim 
Crabtree, Ormond 
Crabtree, Mrs. N. D. 
Crawford, Ruth 
Clark, Marion 
Clark, Margaret 
Clark, Judy 
Coley, Gladys 
Cannady, Barbara 
Crawford, Mrs. Ann 
Dowdy, E. R. 
Dowdy, Mrs. E. R. 
Dowdy, Judy Carol 
Dowdy, Jack 
Forrest, George 
Forrest, John 
Forrest, Everett 
Forrest, Beth 
Forrest, Mrs. Billye 
Forrest, Patricia 
Forrest, Vincent 
Forrest, Mrs. R. O. 
Forrest, Mary B. 
Forrest, Jake 
Forrest, Mrs. Virginia 
Forrest, Roy 
Forrest, Mrs. Roy 
Forrest, Teresa 
Forrest, Phyllis 
Forrest, Bobby 
Forrest, Mrs. Bobby 
French, Grace Bernice 
Gattis, Mrs. Virginia 



Gattis, Jean 

Gordon, Mr. and Mrs. B. P., Sr. 

Gordon, B. P., Jr. 

Gordon, Mable 

Gordon, Mark 

Gilmore, Will 

Gilmore, Robert 

Gilmore, Mrs. Robert 

Gentry, Paul 

Gentry, Mrs. Paul 

Hayes, Mrs. Maude 

Huvane, Helen R. 

Isenhour, Vance 

Isenhour, Betty 

Isenhour, Skippy 

James, Mrs. Oma 

James, Charlotte 

Kenyon, Charles 

Kenyon, Van 

Kenyon, Mrs. Van 

Kenyon, S. Alice 

Kenyon, Nicky 

Kenyon, V. L., Ill 

King, Otto 

King, Mrs. Otto 

King, W. C. 

King, Timothy 

Kimbrough, S. T. 

Kimbrough, Mrs. S. T. 

Kimbrough, David 

Knight, Clarence 

Knight, Mrs. Clarence 

Knight, Gene 

Knight, Jack 

Knight, Joel 

Laws, Ed 

Laws, Mrs. Ed 

Latta, Mrs. Molly 

Liner, E. C. 

Liner, Mrs. E. C. 

Liner, N. Carol 

Liner, Cornelius 

Liner, Swain 

Liner, Miss Rebecca 

Lloyd, Pauline 

Lloyd, A. A. 

Lloyd, Evelyn 

Lloyd, Mary 

Lloyd, Helen 

Lloyd, Edna 

Lloyd, Nellie R. (Haithcock) 

Loftin, Dalton 

Loftin, Mrs. Dalton 

Lockhart, Mrs. Annie 

Lockhart, Eugene 

Lynch, Mrs. Daisy 

Martin, Vance 

Martin, Mrs. Vance 

Marshall, R. C. 

Marshall, Mrs. R. C. 

Marshall, Tommie 



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Marshall, Beth 
Mays, H. M. 
Mays, Mrs. H. M. 
Midgett, J. B. 
Midgett, Helen 
Midgett, John 
Miller, Jack 
Miller, Mrs. Jack 
Miller, Larry 
Miller, Garland 
Miller, Flora 
Miller, Frank 
Miller, Cecil 
Miller, Mrs. Cecil 
Miller, Leroy 
Miller, Mrs. Leroy 
Minnis, Odell 
Minnis, Mrs. Odell 
Minnis, J. S. 
Minnis, Sam 
Minnis, Gladys 
Minnis, R. C, Jr. 
Minnis, Mrs. R. C, Jr. 
Minnis, Don 
Minnis, Donna- 
Mitchell, Dorothy 
Mitchell, Mrs. Wm. 
Mitchell, Wm., Jr. 
Moore, Dr. H. W. 
Moore, Mrs. H. W. 
Moore, Walton 
Moore, Billie 
Moore, Faye T. 
Noel, F. Y. 
Nicks, Mrs. S. F. 
Norris, John 
Norris, Mrs. John 
Patterson, Quentin 
Patterson, Mrs. Quentin 
Powell, Horace 
Powell, Mrs. Horace 
Parrish, C. B. 
Parrish, Mrs. C. B. 
Porter, Ross 
Porter, Margaret 
Porter, F. R. 
Porter, Forrest 
Riley, Mrs. Herbert 
Reinhardt, Joe F. 
Reinhardt, Mrs. Joe 
Reinhardt, Harvy ^. 
Reinhardt, &*m-^. ^^ 
Rheinhardt, Mary 
Rheinhardt, Betty L. 
Reinhardt, Lucy 
Reterstoff, Elsie 
Ray, J. Clyde 
Ray, Mrs. Mamie 
Ray Kathryn 
Reitzel, George 
Richmond, Mrs. J. W. 



Richmond, Bruce 
Richmond, J. W., Jr. 
Rhew, Curtis 
Rhew, Mrs. Curtis 
Rosemond, James 
Rosemond, J. F. 
Rosemond, Betty S. 
Rosemond, Marvin 
Robinson, Clifton 
Robinson, Mrs. Clifton 
Rogers, Russell 
Rogers, Margaret 
Rogers, Martha Lockhart 
Scott, Clyde 
Stanfield, Nick 
Smith, Ted 
Smith, Mrs. Ted 
Summey, Warren 
Summey, Mrs. Warren 
Sharpe, Wayland 
Sharpe, Mrs. Wayland 
Smith, Mrs. H. L. 
Shope, Mrs. J. M. 
Shoaf, Ted 
Shoaf, Mrs. Ted 
Terrell, Mrs. Mary F. 
Terrell, Edward 
Teer, George 
Teer, Mrs. George 
Teer, George, Jr. 
Teer, Marvin 
Thomas, Ralph 
Thomas, Mrs. 0. L. 
Thomas, Seth 
Thomas, Harry 
Thomas, Glenn 
Thomas, Roy 
Thomas, Mrs. Roy 
Thomas, Rebecca 
Turner, Frank 
Turner, Clifton 
Turner, Louise 
Tatum, Mrs. Carolyn 
Turner, Billie 
Turner, Flosie 
Turner, Mrs. Bunn, Jr. 
Turner, Delma 
Turner, Mrs. Delma 
Ward, Ira 
Ward, Mrs. Ira 
Williams, Larry 
Williams, Ted 
Warren, Mrs. Helen 
Walker, Mrs. Frank 
Williams, Hattie 
Williams, Mrs. Alton 
Williams, Alton 
Williams, P. R. 
Williams, Kaye 
Walser, Mrs. R. C. 
Whitaker, Vera 



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Whitaker, Donald Wright, Donald 

Williams, Mrs. A. M. Wright, Mrs. Donald 

Williams, Mrs. Peggy Jean Winstead, Jean 

Worley, Annie L. Clark York, Ruby Laws 

A map of Hillsborough,, 1839, was found in papers of John C. Bailey, 
Southern Historical Collection, U. N. C. 

As follows: 

Rouhlac Place, N. E. Town 

Queen Street. 

Dennis Heartt Residence 

Dr. Long (Son-in-law of James Webb) 

Dr. James Webb's Residence 

Dr. James Webb's Drug Store 

Church Street (Now Tryon Street) 
Hillsborough Methodist Church 
Female Academy 

King Street 

Court House 

Whipping Post 

Jail 

Taverns 

Barber Shop 

Stephen Moore's Residence 

(Now Dr. Murphy's Residence) 
Kirkland's Tan Yard 

Churton Street 

Dennis Heartt Printing Shop 

(Now A. H. Graham's Law Office) 
Several Stores and Taverns 
Mr. A. H. Graham's Residence — (Location first owned by Bishop 

Green) . 
Sam Kirkland's Residence. 



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